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Definition of the noun aggressor

What does aggressor mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aggressors

  1. someone who attacks
  2. a confident assertive person who acts as instigator
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • more generic words: initiator / instigator = a person who initiates a course of action

Alternative definition of the noun aggressor


  1. The person who first attacks or makes an aggression; he who begins hostility or a quarrel; an assailant.


Aggressor was a British Thoroughbred race horse and sire. In a racing career which lasted from 1957 until July 1960 he ran twenty times and won eleven races. In his first three seasons he showed solid form, winning races including the Solario Stakes, the Coronation Stakes and the Cumberland Lodge Stakes. He reached his peak as a five-year-old in 1960 when he won the John Porter Stakes and the Hardwicke Stakes before recording his biggest success when defeating the outstanding filly Petite Etoile in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

  • born in (60 years ago)


"Aggressor" is a 2005 novel written by Andy McNab featuring the fictional character Nick Stone.

  • language: English Language
  • genre: Thriller


  1. "Aggressor" is the seventh studio album from German synthpop group And One, released in 2003 by Virgin.
    • genre: Synthpop
    • released on (11 years ago)
  2. "Aggressor" is a musical album of Nocturnal Breed.
    • released in (18 years ago)
  3. "Aggressor" is a musical single of Black Light Discipline.
    • released on (4 years ago)
  4. "Aggressor" is a composition.


Who is Aggressor?

Aggressor a.k.a. Carl-Michael Eide is a Norwegian black metal musician, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. He is also known under stage names Aggressor, Czral and Exhurtum. He has played in various black metal and avant-garde metal bands. These include Ved Buens Ende, Aura Noir, Cadaver, Dødheimsgard, Satyricon, Ulver, Infernö and recently the jazz/rock band Virus. His drumming is unusual in style, with very little repetition and a tendency to shy away from traditional drumming. For example, many of the blast beats on Ved Buens Ende's Written in Waters feature a highly active and non-repetitive right hand, which becomes a separate voice from the foot and left hand, often playing in a different meter than the other two.


Aggressor a.k.a. No-Big-Silence, originally known as Aggressor, is an Industrial metal/rock band from Estonia.

Printed encyclopedias and other books with definitions for Aggressor

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Google previewBasic Concepts of Criminal Law (1998)

by George P. Fletcher

If the aggressor is a brilliant but temporarily deranged scientist, it would seem rather ...

Google previewThe Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion (1907)

But in course of transmission the venue is altered; in the Bast and in Egypt the aggressor is a snake ; in Italy it is a snake also ; but by the time the story has reached Wales, the form is again adapted to its new environment. Since Wales is not a ...

Google previewFamily Interventions in Domestic Violence (2006)

A Handbook of Gender-Inclusive Theory and Treatment by John Hamel, LCSW, Tonia L. Nicholls, PhD

The primary aggressor is the one who tends to initiate the abuse and whose behavior has the greatest impact on the family system. As the family dysfunction model suggests, this could certainly be a child, but a child would rarely be considered ...

Google previewThe Logic of Internationalism (2002)

Coercion and Accommodation by Kjell Goldmann

Considerations of indirect reciprocity, furthermore, need to be made not just by the original contenders but also by third parties; one reason to take action against an aggressor is that if this is not done, future aggression from whatever source ...

Google previewThe Elements of Politics (2012)

by Henry Sidgwick

important grounds for limiting the right of selfdefence more narrowly where the apparent aggressor is an officer of government: since a conflict of force between a private person and a governmental officer is more disturbing and dangerous to ...

Google previewCriminal Law Conversations (2011)

by Paul H. Robinson, Stephen P. Garvey, Kimberly Kessler Ferzan, Stephen Garvey

If the aggressor is a brilliant but temporarily deranged scientist, it would seem rather ...

Google previewSignificant Etymology (1908)

Or, Roots, Stems, and Branches of the English Language by James Mitchell

An aggressor is the person who begins a quarrel ; an aggression leads to hostility. War is aggressive on the part of those who begin it. A congress is an assembly for settling affairs. To degrade is to reduce to a lower level, moral or social.

Google previewDefending Humanity (2013)

When Force is Justified and Why by George P. Fletcher, Jens David Ohlin

If the aggressor is a brilliant but temporarily deranged scientist, it would seem rather ...

Google previewIn the Country of the Blind (2010)

by Michael Flynn

The aggressor is a rich, dense, and growing country with rising expectations. In operational terms, we can say that the country has: 1) a high population density, 2) high per capita income, and 3) high growth rates in both of these. The standard ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Behavioral Neuroscience (2010)

the aggressor can start appeasing the aggressee, or the opposite. Aggression can also be stopped by the submission of one individual to its opponent. Submission can include behaviors such as displaying facial expressions, fearful ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Theology (1975)

A Concise Sacramentum Mundi by Karl Rahner

If one defends one's own life or that of another against arbitrary attack, even by killing the arbitrary aggressor (when there is no other effective means), one is not arbitrarily preferring one life to another but deciding in this case for the life of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Domestic Violence (2007)

by Nicky Ali Jackson

Upon entering the premises, officers are trained to ask for, visually scan for, and take possession of any weapons as well as immediately attempt to locate/ identify the aggressor. Officers are trained to subsequently locate any other parties ...

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Quotes about Aggressor

When an aggressor force continually launches attacks from a particular base of operations, it is sound military strategy to take the flight to the enemy. (Timothy McVeigh)
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Scrabble value of A1G2G2R1E1S1S1O1R1

The value of this 9-letter word is 11 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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